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Sylvia Knight: Toxic fields — time for action on PFAS and pesticides

So what was the strange, deadened look on the wide-open farm fields of Addison County in May at a time when new spring growth was awakening and reviving our spirits? Ever so slowly, small shoots of corn are somehow making their way through yearly-compacted, chemically-drenched soils, while we are all looking for ways to put Covid-19 behind us and to seek some kind of “normalcy.”

But I believe that “normal” is not what we need. This is time to look deeply at the paradigms, the ways of thinking that bring us to this point.

Commodification of land, water and life has brought pollution, illness and economic inequity. Read more…